The WWE career of Barry Windham

Windham as NWA United States Champion. Much of his success came in the NWA & WCW but he struggled to replicate that in the WWE (Image courtesy of tapemachinesarerolling.blogspot.com)

Windham as NWA United States Champion. Much of his success came in the NWA & WCW but he struggled to replicate that in the WWE (Image courtesy of tapemachinesarerolling blog)

Craig Wilson

Barry Windham is, for me, a superstar that I would have loved to have seen in his prime. Sadly much of his best early work has not even been saved on tape let alone widely available. What there is on tape is largely very good, particularly his run with NWA/WCW.

After all, it was with the NWA, in its many forms, that he achieved much of his success. That’s not to say  he didn’t have success in the WWE – he did, he’s a former two time tag champion with his brother-in-law Mike Rotunda – but the majority of his time with McMahon’s promotion saw him saddled with poor gimmicks or hampered by creative difficulties and that’s exactly what we will look at today. Continue reading